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Re: %q with truncating size loses safeness of %q

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: %q with truncating size loses safeness of %q
Date: Sun, 19 Apr 2020 15:40:39 -0400
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On 4/17/20 6:37 PM, Robert Elz wrote:

> This happens only because of the cheap way we (and I presume you)
> implement things - in any rational scheme, it would take the precision
> chars from the source string, and then quote them.

Nobody, including POSIX, is rational, then.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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